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    Facebook Touts Pre-Election Vigilance

    The social media giant announced yesterday that it's adopting new tools to identify and mitigate the spread of intentionally misleading content — part of a larger effort to fend off foreign interference in the next U.S. election. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the platform would better protect candidates' accounts from hackers, clearly label posts by state-sponsored media, and ban ads that encourage people not to show up at the polls. It'll also assign an entire team to spot fake election-related news.

    Will these measures work? Zuckerberg believes they will, touting Facebook's election "war room" to combat meddling and its more than 35,000 employees on security detail.

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